Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.
Bronze Group Coach: Dawn Bergeson
Workout Days/Times: Usually 3 days per week of practice
From the bronze group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the Silver Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about one or twice per month.
Silver Group Coach: Dawn Bergeson
Workout Days/Times: Usually 5 days per week
Minimum age for entry into this group is 12 (girls) or 13 (boys). Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the Senior group are directed towards making their South Dakota Time Standards. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about twice per month.
High Performance Group Coach: Dawn Bergeson
Workout Days/Times: Usually 5 days per week, occasional extra practices in the morning during the winter season.